Kuantan Long Boat Racing (Pacu Jalur)




Villages that are participated in the boat racing contest would agree to choose three people who will be onjai (people which give rhythm when rowers rowing Line), timbaruang (bucket builders of water that goes into the Strip) and luan (the person in charge in the bow). The three of them are hyper spirit of the rowers to more quickly get to the finish line.
Long Boat Race in Taluk Kuantan-Riau, Indonesia.
Generally, the length of the boat is really original cardboard of Kuantan between 15-30 meters with a width of 1.5 meters. Yhe boat is commonly derived from Banio and kure wood and it can be loaded with between forty to sixty rowers


Villages that are participated in the boat racing contest would agree to choose three people who will be onjai (people which give rhythm when rowers rowing Line), timbaruang (bucket builders of water that goes into the Strip) and luan (the person in charge in the bow). The three of them are hyper spirit of the rowers to more quickly get to the finish line.

Many people say that line has been known in Kuantan since more than 300 years ago. At that time, the line was the vehicle for nobles to cross kuantan river. And in the colonial era, then the line turned into a event that was held in every anniversary of the Dutch queen.

But then, the line has also become entertainment during idul fitri and idul adha. Then slowly, the line became an entertainment in  he anniversary of Indonesia’s independence day. And since 1990, it began to be annual tourist event, until really later, this event become a national annual event

Not only people who live in Taluk kuantan or in indonesia who take part in this contest, but also a sort neighboring countries like Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and some other Asian countries, already took part in this event.


Usually, this society party line is packed in one package of a series of activities. Starting from Maelo line, the traditional pacu jalur, mini pacu jalur and then it is continued by batang kuantan celebration with special decoratic boat like baganduan, kajang, barendo and gulang-gulang boat

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